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Missing Boise 20-year-old pronounced dead by Ada County coroner

Christopher Walsh was pronounced dead on Sunday evening after being found unresponsive in the Boise Foothills. His death is being investigated as a suicide.
Credit: Boise Police

BOISE, Idaho — A young man who had been missing nearly two weeks and was reported to have been found and safe was pronounced dead by Ada County coroner Dotti Owens.

20-year-old Christopher Walsh was found down and unresponsive by hikers in the Boise Foothills on Saturday, Sept. 26. He was taken to St. Luke's Boise, then later taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. He was pronounced dead on Sunday evening.

No foul play was suspected and his death is being investigated as a suicide.

Christopher was last seen on Sept. 16 walking away from his residence on North 15th Street. Officials say he did not take his wallet, phone or other valuables, and did not give any indication of where he was going.

The 20-year-old has ongoing health issues, according to police, and officers and his family are concerned for his safety.

Police said Monday that Christopher was located "just outside of Boise," and is receiving medical attention. Officials have not released any additional details about his disappearance, but say the matter is not a criminal investigation.

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